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Apr. 3, 2005, 5:15pm

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On April 3rd, 2005 at 5:15pm, I'll be just finishing watching my 2nd most favorite movie. It is a movie about a man who starts with nothing: no property, no identity, not even the recognition of being human. He works and learns throughout his life, achieving goal after goal, making his life what he wants it to be. The movie follows this through his long and valuable life til its end; at which point he chooses to give it up in exchange for the achievement of one last (and to him, most important) goal.

There are a few flaws with the philosophy spoken by the characters in the third Act of the movie, but other than that, the movie is a paragon of Objectivist values; which leaves me surprised at the fact that it hasn't been mentioned anywhere in the movie section of the message board. What is this wonderful movie? None other than:

Bicentennial Man(1999),

starring Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neil, and Oliver Platt

based off a short story and a novel both by Issac Asimov

Why would I watch this movie at such a specific date and time? For no other reason than to celebrate the 'birth' of Andrew Martin (the main character), who was/will be first activated at that exact time. I'd like to ask as many of you as can do so, to watch this movie with me (by which I mean at the same time), if for no other reason than to celebrate the life of a wonderful, rational, selfish character.

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